HGC is a network of churches, organizations, pastors and leaders committed to the mission of expanding the Kingdom by transforming communities and the world through and for Christ.
HGC is engaging churches & leaders to multiply.
When a church finds itself without a pastor—whether because of resignation, firing, or death—it is a crucial time. It could be a time when a church comes apart, or it could be that the congregation comes together. A good interim pastor can do a lot to help a congregation navigate this unsettled, often stormy time.
In the last year and a half, Bob Shallenberger has begun living in a different way. His values haven’t changed but his ability to be ‘on mission’ has. When a new task or project comes across his desk, he asks himself when doing this project, will he be Exemplifying Servanthood. If the answer is yes, then he knows he is doing something that is a part of God’s purpose for his life. Bob is an “On-Purpose” person.
Looking for encouragement, practical resources, and lessons learned in the trenches of the restart process? HGC's Greg Wiens & Dan Turner have combined insights from two dozen restart pastors and their own experiences in the field into a new book....Learn More
Open to everyone, this free, informal hour with a thought leader in the church combines training with some Q & A equipping pastors for multiplication....Learn More
HGC enabled our church to quickly determine the path needed to restore health and vitality. Assessing the emotional quotient for the leadership cleared the way for God to move quickly in bringing about His will for many individuals but also for the body. Everything they did confirmed what God was already telling me in my heart needed to be done. I appreciate not only their wisdom but their encouragement as they continue to walk this journey of faith with us.
HGC helped our leadership team see things we were unable to see even though they were right in front of us. They have a deep bench of outstanding leadership experience to draw from and are Mission focused. Their recommendations were actionable and, nine months later, have put our church on a healthy path I would not have imagined.
When referring to multiplication, how can we change the conversation from “should we" to “how can we?” While we are in the beginning stages, this conversation is already taking shape as we begin to gather cultivating congregations. As the conversation changes so will the culture and we owe this to the work of HGC. HGC has proven their commitment to walk alongside of us, through the complexity, and identify solutions that fit the needs of our churches.
As a young pastor (at least I think I am), I am excited to see this shift. I'm in! I am excited that we are returning to the model of "church" which is modeled in the book of Acts: a model that, at its core, has a holy passion of reaching our world for Christ. Thanks for demonstrating courageous leadership.